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Sunscreen and Prevention of Skin Aging

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Scientists have proof that when used every day, sunscreen prevents wrinkles and signs of skin aging.

Researchers from Australia and the U.K. set out to test this hypothesis, by recruiting 903 participants under age 55 for a side-by-side comparison.

All participants underwent photoaging tests on the back of one hand at the start of the study published June 4, 2013 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and then were split into groups: Half were advised to use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, every day, on their head, arms, neck and hands; the other half was told to use it on a "discretionary" basis.

Results

The daily sunscreen group showed no detectable increase in skin aging after 4.5 years. Skin aging from baseline to the end of the trial was 24% less in the daily sunscreen group than in the discretionary sunscreen group (relative odds, 0.76 [95% CI, 0.59 to 0.98]). β-Carotene supplementation had no overall effect on skin aging, although contrasting associations were seen in subgroups with different severity of aging at baseline.

Conclusion

Regular sunscreen use retards skin aging in healthy, middle-aged men and women.

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Love Sun Body formulas offer truly effective sunscreens that meet the regulatory requirements of the FDA OTC Monograph System, the European Commission’s recommendation on UVA protection. 

Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens are the first and only sunscreens in the U.S. certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural, the international standard for organic and natural cosmetics and skincare products. Love Sun Body was also recently given the best score of 1 out of 10 for safety and efficacy by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Love Sun Body sunscreen formulas are certified PETA Cruelty Free and Vegan, with no eye stinging ingredients.

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